To assist veterans and their families outside the hospital, to ensure a suitable standard of living, whether it be through financial support, moral support, or by simple acts of kindness.
The founders of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW placed the greatest emphasis on a program developed to assist veterans returning from battle and assimilating back into to civilian life. Today the organization continues to help those coming directly from the battlefield or from the hospital as they try to re-establish themselves and maintain normal, happy lives with their families and their communities.
One of the most successful projects under this program is Operation Uplink. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members across the country raise money to purchase long-distance telephone cards for veterans and overseas soldiers. Thousands of cards go to deploying units to Iraq, into care packages and to VA Medical Centers to help heroes call home. www.operationuplink.org
For the second year, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW will be offering four Continuing Education Scholarships in each Membership Conference. Members, their spouses and their children are eligible for one of four $1,000 scholarships.
The Ladies Auxiliary is now trying to make this scholarship self-sustaining.